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Scorzonera & Salsify



Scorzonera & Salsify

CULTURE: Parsnips like a deep, friable "carrot" soil. Sow in early to midspring in a 2" band about 1" apart (20 seeds/ft.), 1/2" deep, in rows 18-24" apart. Seed normally requires 3 weeks to germinate. Do not allow soil to dry out prior to emergence. Thin plants to 2-3" apart.
AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE: Scorzonera - 93'/oz., 10.7 oz./1,000', 19 lb./acre at 20 seeds/ft. in rows 24" apart. Salsify - 140'/oz., 7.2 oz./1,000', 13 lb./acre at 20 seeds/ft. in rows 24-36" apart.
HARVEST: Dig roots in late fall.
STORAGE: Store in root cellar or refrigerator.
SEED SPECS: AVG. SEEDS/OZ: Scorzonera - 2,000;Salsify - 2,100.
MINI: Avg. 1.5 gm. (Scorzonera avg. 95 seeds; Salsify avg. 145 seeds)


Scorzonera & Salsify


THE BENEFITS OF SCORZONERA & SALSIFY

Salsify & Scorzonera (Black Salsify),are perennial herbs that grows wild in Europe and Asia. It is also called common viper's grass or the oyster plant. Wild chicory and bitter chicory are often improperly categorized as salsify.

The salsify root may be prepared the same way as parsnips. It is quick-cooking and can be served with different sauces. The tender leaves can be used in salad.

Salsify contains a natural insulin that, when digested by the stomach's hydrochloric acid, helps take place of the starch digestion that the pancreas would have to do. It has an alkaline ash.

Nutrients in one pound(with tops)


Calories
119
Iron
3.2 mg
Protein 6.2 g Vitamin A 20 I.U.
Fat 1.3 g Thiamine .07 mg
Carbohydrates 38.4 g Riboflavin .09 mg
Calcium 100 mg Niacin .6 mg
Phosphorus 141 mg Ascorbic acid 23 mg